It’s a clear, crisp, quiet morning. You grab a cup of fresh brewed coffee and find your favorite spot on your deck. The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, and you are just loving your peace and tranquility. Then, all of a sudden, your eager beaver neighbor, starts up his old two stroke, gas dripping weed whip and proceeds to do some aggressive trimming right along your property line. Instead of birds, you hear a high pitched whine of fossil fuel combustion and clouds of oily smoke fill the air.
It’s a given that all of us at some point have been annoyed by these gas-powered lawn tools. On top of the noise and smoke, these engines are responsible for a substantial quantity of carbon emissions. In the United States, over 26 million tons of pollutants are produced by 2 stroke garden equipment each year.